Posted on 06 September 2010.
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Photocolumn by Maria Moore
On the last Saturday of August, the North Congregational Church holds its Peach Festival and Craft Fair on the Green at Chapin Park in Pine Meadow. This festival, a favorite among residents and visitors alike, is famous for its generously-portioned peach shortcake and peach pies. Following are photos from this year’s festival held on August 28.
Buying tickets at the booth manned by young volunteers of the North Congregational Church.
Festival goers patiently waiting in line for their peach cobbler.
Serving up of the peach shortcake, a ritual of the festival.
Rocky from the New Britain Rock Cats made an appearance at the Peach Festival, much to the delight of the young...
... and the young at heart!
Rocky posing with the lady of the day, Margret Hofmeister, the pastor of the North Congregational Church.
Rocky strikes a pose with Margret Hofmeister, pastor of the North Congregational Church.
The puppet show entertains as it spreads its message of peace.
Rocky and his new friends enjoy the puppet show.
The puppet show draws an audience of all ages.
The New Hartford Art League's booth, an essential part of the Peach Festival and Craft Fair.
Browsing for art at the Peach Festival AND Craft Fair.
St. John's Episcopal Church serves up hamburgers and hotdogs to the hungry crowd at the festival.
The men of St. John's working hard to keep up with demand of the hungry crowd.
The Lions Club booth at the festival manned by Jim and Ruth Creamer with Penny Miller (on the left).
A perfect day for a craft fair, an essential part of the Peach Festival.
A perfect day to hang out and shop on the Green at Chapin Park.
Catching up with family and friends ~ another of the pleasures of the annual Peach Festival and Craft Fair sponsored by the North Congregational Church.
Many Thanks: To the members of the North Congregational Church for all their hard work in bringing together another Peach Festival and Craft Fair for us all to enjoy! See you next year!